Community board intransigence aside, cyclists abound in Queens, where Transportation Alternatives set up shop this week to hand out Bike Month snacks and schwag to commuters coming off the Queensborough Bridge. Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was there.
It’s a bike-centric week on the Streetsblog calendar, with the latest planning workshop for bike-share locations in central Brooklyn and a community board discussion of new crosstown bike lanes in Midtown Manhattan. This weekend, you can help make ghost bikes to commemorate cyclists who lost their lives on the streets of New York. The big-picture discussion this […]
Hats off to @J_uptown, who spotted this bit of temporary bike infrastructure in Midtown. He writes: Unfinished 9th Ave protected #bikenyc lane gets protected detour at 50th! Thx @NYC_DOT Nice to see DOT taking a page from cities like Copenhagen, where construction crews take care to keep cyclists safe. The extension of protected bike lanes […]
The weather’s given New York City a lot of opportunities to experiment with new responses to snow in the wake of the post-Christmas blizzard. One potentially exciting new tool is a city attempt to crowdsource information about which streets are and aren’t clear of snow and ice. It could be a good resource for cyclists […]
Things get going tomorrow with a community board meeting about proposed safety improvements for the Lincoln Square bowtie, followed by updates on the Pulaski Bridge bike path on Wednesday and an on-street greenway connection between Carroll Gardens and Sunset Park on Thursday. As always, check the calendar for the full slate of events. Here are the highlights: […]
Broadway & HoustonA Clarence Eckerson StreetfilmRunning time: 1:51, 7.20 MB, QuickTime Just a few blocks east of where cyclist Derek Lake was killed yesterday, community activist Charle-John Caffiero tells Streetfilms’ Mark Gorton how one of the busiest and most vital pedestrian crossings in New York City is currently being redesigned by DOT to become more […]